Noun Definition


1.Definition: (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom

Related Noun(s):church father, father of the church

Category: People

2.Definition: a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)

"His father was born in Atlanta"

Related Noun(s):begetter, male parent

Category: People

3.Definition: a person who founds or establishes some institution

"George Washington is the father of his country"

Related Noun(s):beginner, founder, founding father

Category: People

4.Definition: a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization

"The tennis fathers ruled in her favor", "The city fathers endorsed the proposal"

Category: People

5.Definition: God when considered as the first person in the Trinity

"Hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"

Related Noun(s):fatherhood

Category: People

6.Definition: the founder of a family

"Keep the faith of our forefathers"

Related Noun(s):forefather, sire

Category: People

7.Definition: the head of an organized crime family

Related Noun(s):don

Category: People

8.Definition: `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military

Related Noun(s):padre

Category: People